IADC Drilling Systems Automation Roadmap Workshop

Start: 17 January 2018
End: 18 January 2018

Venue: Norris Conference Center – CityCentre
Location: Houston, Texas, USA

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  • Registration for this event is $600 per attendee.
  • Employees of federal regulatory agencies may be eligible for a 50% discount on conference registration.
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For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Lori Gagula at lori.gagula@iadc.org or +1.713.292.1945.


The Drilling Systems Automation Roadmap is an industry initiative launched in 2013. A draft report has been developed describing the future of Drilling Systems Automation (DSA) to the year 2025. The creation of this almost 250-page report involved some 50 industry experts from around the world, its development followed the Sandia National Laboratory roadmap development process. This workshop is the first roll out to the industry providing an opportunity for industry personnel to hear and debate the roadmap contents, as well as give their input to the version that will be released to the industry. The workshop will be held 17-18 January 2018 at the Norris Conference Center – CityCentre in Houston, Texas.

A Workshop Program will be posted soon. Please check back.

Workshop Steering Committee

John de Wardt, DE WARDT AND CO, Program Manager DSA Roadmap, Chair/Moderator
Amanda DiFiore, AMD Consulting, Human Systems Integration
Ben Facker, NOV, Controls
Blaine Dow, Schlumberger, Modelling and Simulation
Hani Ibrahim, Consultant
Jay Hollingsworth, Energistics, CTO
John Macpherson, BakerHughes, a GE company, Instrument Measurement Systems
Mark Anderson, Shell, Standards & Certification
Marty Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh Consulting LLC
Moray Laing, SAS, SPE DSATS Chairman, Communications
Paul Hunkar, OPC Foundation
Robin Macmillan, NOV, IADC ART Chairman, Drilling Machines and Equipment
Mike Killalea, IADC

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are four levels of sponsoring: Diamond sponsors, Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, and Silver Sponsors. Event sponsorships are also available and will be categorized by monetary contribution with the appropriate level of sponsorship. Please find the benefits of the sponsor packages below. The conference sponsor will receive high profile recognition before, during and after the conference.

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Diamond $25,000
(10 Comps*)


Platinum $15,000
(5 Comps*)


Gold $10,000
(3 Comps*)


Silver $5,000
(1 Comp*)


Event sponsorships are also available!

For more information please contact:
Lori Gagula, lori.gagula@iadc.org or Stephanie Carling, stephanie.carling@iadc.org
at +1.713.292.1945.

* Comps refer to number of complimentary registrations

Venue Information

Norris Conference Center – CityCentre
816 Town and Country Blvd., Ste. 210, Houston, Texas 77024
Phone: +1.713.590.0950

Click here for map and driving directions.

The venue is located between Hotel Sorella and Four Points Sheraton in CityCentre.
There is no negotiated room block associated with this meeting.

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IADC Drilling Systems Automation Roadmap Workshop